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700 Heckle Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 329-4141
Fax: (803) 366-6248
George Cherry

George Cherry

Wednesday, July 14th, 1943 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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George Cherry, 76, of Rock Hill, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 14, 1943 in Catawba, SC, son of the late Joe A. Cherry, Sr. and Willie Mae Stinson Cherry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Cherry and brothers, Willie M. Cherry, Joe A. Cherry, Jr., Emmanuel L. Cherry and Arthur J. Cherry.

George was a member and Elder of Faith Christian Ministries in Rock Hill and adored his church family. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed cooking, especially on the grill and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing softball. Most important to him was his family and he relished his role as a grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eliza Cherry; daughter, Wanda Cherry Sturdivant (Gerard) of Rock Hill; son, George Melton Cherry of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Tivia Williams (Sharod), Larquis Cherry, Trey Cherry, Ty Cherry, Sulaiman Sturdivant, Elisha Sturdivant and Chenelle Brown; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Janice R. Jones (Willie), Gurdine Mackey, Barbara Kennedy (Sandy) and Zelda Brown, all of Rock Hill; brothers, Frankie L. Cherry of Charlotte and Melvin B. Cherry of Rock Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Agape The Well Church, 135 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Burial will follow at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Christian Ministries, PO Box 10366, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Rock Hill (803.329.4141) is assisting the family.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home
    700 Heckle Blvd
    ROCK HILL, SC 29730
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  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Agape The Well Church
    135 South Oakland Avenue
    ROCK HILL, SC 29730
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 |
    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    Rock Hill Memorial Gardens
    700 Heckle Blvd
    ROCK HILL, SC 29730
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Glarneice Green

Posted at 01:44pm

Geoffrey R. McCraw

Posted at 12:15pm
Sorry for your loss. Prayer's , Condolences, & love for Eliza and the family. Geoff McCraw

Melissa, Rich, and Trey Fann

Posted at 09:53am
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Juana Cruz

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At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

Glarneice Green Posted at 01:44pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending Love, Prayers and Condolences. George and I went to Elizabeth Height High School in Great Fall S. C. He was such a wonderful person. He will be miss by everyone that knew him. Keep his memories close to your heart. Glarneice Martin Green. Reading Pa.

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